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Catching Up

I’ve certainly been lagging in blogging. I get halfway through before something else comes up, or I’m working on other things, and it falls by the wayside. There’s just not much for me to really say even, especially since it’s been god-awful hot and… Continue Reading “Catching Up”

4th of July (Small) Tack Haul

It has certainly been interesting since I last posted. I’d meant to post an adorable photo dump of Amber being the perfect babysitter for my niece (and I still will post that), but things started happening one after the other so it doesn’t feel… Continue Reading “4th of July (Small) Tack Haul”

More jumping and lots of media!

As the week went on between my last lesson and my Feb 1 lesson, I kept remembering how well the line rode (tho still not perfect) when I sat up and back in between the fences. So, I made that my goal for this… Continue Reading “More jumping and lots of media!”

Still alive

Aside from some lessons (which will be posted soon!) not much has been going on around here. Back in December I noticed Amber’s knee swelling again. The farrier had just trimmed her, so I knew it wasn’t her foot bothering her. While her stifle… Continue Reading “Still alive”

The 2010s Challenge

I loved the 2010s post May As Well Event did, so before the end of 2019, here is mine! 2010 This was my second/third semester in college. I was having a blast beginning my Equine Science degree, but not getting up at 6 am… Continue Reading “The 2010s Challenge”

15 Years Young

Choco turned 15 in June, and she’s still going strong. She has never enjoyed clothes and baths since we’ve had her – she’d much prefer either a nest of blankets or burrowing into you for her warmth, but she would always race around the… Continue Reading “15 Years Young”

Not-so-wordless Wednesday

I’ve uh…really been meaning to blog. Honestly. But when you’re trying really hard to do this – – the small things get put on the back burner (basically anything fun lol). Well, except riding, thankfully. However many weeks ago (maybe 2 now…?) the vet… Continue Reading “Not-so-wordless Wednesday”

Thankful

Ya’ll. It’s been a whirlwind. But I am so, so thankful, because I received good news about Amber, and my sister was released from the hospital Tuesday. As I was drawing up some plans with Amber to blog about, I got the call Friday afternoon that… Continue Reading “Thankful”

Amber update: vet visit! (finally)

Yesterday, Amber’s check up was finally here. Not quite, but it certainly feels like it. It’s been 4 long months of just sitting here twiddling my thumbs since the last check up. The waiting game is never fun, and with Amber on strict stall… Continue Reading “Amber update: vet visit! (finally)”

This sucks

For the past 2 years, I have managed to evade the Plague of sicknesses. It could also be because whenever sick people are at work I Clorox every single thing I’m going to touch. Well, I didn’t this time. I blame my coworker who… Continue Reading “This sucks”

Dealing with the heat

Heat stress or exhaustion or stroke is no joke. As a sufferer of heat stroke myself, I completely understand people’s intolerance of the heat. Especially now that monsoon season came early for Las Vegas (it usually hits around late August/early September), the heat index… Continue Reading “Dealing with the heat”

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been pretty silent this week, but busy + not much to say = no posts haha. Amber and I continue to chug away at our walking and stretching and she’s looking promising again so I hope our vet appointment can… Continue Reading “Happy Friday!”

Thoughtful Thursday: Preparing to show

Just as a HUGE note before anyone gets too far in this – this is a video on preparing to show your horse for Reining. With that out of the way, it’s still just a super cool, fantastic video about what a trainer does to… Continue Reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Preparing to show”

Never thought I’d see the day

So I’ve officially ridden in the new dressage saddle for a few weeks now, and I have to say – I never thought I’d see the day I’d not only have a dressage saddle on Amber, but that I’d also ever even OWN a… Continue Reading “Never thought I’d see the day”

Positivity and a (sort of) healthy mentality

It’s been difficult to keep a healthy mentality through Amber’s surgery and recovery. As positive as I am in a lot of my posts, it’s been very tough not to get down by the whole thing, especially since the vet and I agreed that… Continue Reading “Positivity and a (sort of) healthy mentality”

When it rains it pours (tack ho edition)

It feels like I got a heap of stuff around the same time. Which is pretty true and absolutely awesome. My tack ho heart is happy. It’s like Christmas in the middle of July…….or end of June, but close enough lol. Most of it is… Continue Reading “When it rains it pours (tack ho edition)”

Outside the arena

It’s no question – Amber walks so much better outside of the arena than she does inside. Mostly I think that has to do with the fact that in the arena she has to actually lift her leg higher than she wants to or thinks… Continue Reading “Outside the arena”

A vacation from my vacation

It is needed. We are all so tired and sore haha. But it was so worth it! We went out on the Colorado River and had a great time with the jet skis, the river was perfectly cold for the crazy hot day; and… Continue Reading “A vacation from my vacation”

The smarts

Amber has them. I love that about her. It makes training her much easier than a few other horses I’ve worked with. Plus, she wants to do things for you, so that makes it even better. But there’s no doubt this girl is smart.… Continue Reading “The smarts”

Bribery for the food-loving horse

Usually, I am not into bribery. I dislike always giving horses cookies for things. I would like a horse to go into the trailer, stand still tied, do the work they were asked, or mostly anything else because I asked them to do so.… Continue Reading “Bribery for the food-loving horse”

2 Broke Girls

Amber and Whisper are pretty broke. Whisper is a bit la-la-la on trail and saunters and moseys along, and Amber is more like “OMG this is SOOOOO exciting” and kind of powerwalks and looks at everything. She’s such a curious soul, but it’s one… Continue Reading “2 Broke Girls”

How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan

Alternate titles: How To Be a Bad Horse Owner What You Shouldn’t Do – And Yet We Do It Anyway Or At Least – How Equestrians Can Achieve A Shorts Tan It’s Really All About How To Get A Leg Tan #1. Have an… Continue Reading “How Equestrians Can Get An Even Tan”

Friday fun

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re all getting in some good horsey hours!

Pendulum

Amber has been doing well – or at least, I think she’s doing well haha. I’m not expecting miracles about how quickly she’s progressing, but as with all progress she swings up and down. I started her at 10 minutes hand walking on the… Continue Reading “Pendulum”

Home at last

I finally got back from the conference yesterday morning! As nice as it was to get away and have fun in this crazy fancy hotel (that somehow still had crazy problems because they gave me and someone else rooms that were already taken so… Continue Reading “Home at last”

The wind is not welcome

We’ve got a lot of wind in store for the next few days, and it’s not for the best since Amber won’t walk as much if at all so her stifle will be pretty stiff. But that’s what our 2x a day walk is… Continue Reading “The wind is not welcome”

So.much.media

I have a lot of it from the long weekend. Most people took Friday to Monday off, but I’m usually the sole worker on Fridays so I decided to take Tuesday off instead for a good 4 day weekend. Injured pony was finally able… Continue Reading “So.much.media”

The special one

Amber gave us a good scare Wednesday night and all of yesterday. She was starting to look a little down on Wednesday, but I thought it was probably the nature of how after surgery progresses or whatnot. She’d gone off bute Monday morning, so perhaps… Continue Reading “The special one”

Resting along

I would’ve said chugging along but we’re not even doing anything so is it really chugging? lol Also, I’d like to thank everyone so much for sending us good thoughts and get wells! I really appreciate it! Amber is doing well. I was able… Continue Reading “Resting along”

I did a thing

I wanted to get this out before it was potentially too late for anyone else to miss the deal, but I did a thing. I’ve been following Michele’s post about wants and saw KC’s comment about getting the newer Cambox 3 that’s coming out.… Continue Reading “I did a thing”